Official opening of the Henri-Bourassa aquatic center - An investment that will bring happiness to young and old alike in Montreal-North

08 Sep 2021

Go back to NewsOfficial opening of the Henri-Bourassa aquatic center - An investment that will bring happiness to young and old alike in Montreal-North

The borough of Montréal-Nord is proud to officially celebrate the inauguration of the Henri-Bourassa aquatic centre. Thanks to major investments by the Centre de services scolaires de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSSPI), the City of Montreal and the Borough of Montreal North, totalling close to $12 million, the students of Henri-Bourassa high school and the people of Montreal North will now be able to enjoy modern and welcoming infrastructures that are accessible to all. While the borough does not yet have its own dedicated public indoor pool, this new installation will provide access to an indoor pool to everyone in the community, outside of school hours. Access to quality sports infrastructures is crucial, not only for practicing sports, but also for encouraging healthy lifestyle habits. As such, this project is in line with the strategic plan of the borough of Montréal-Nord as set out in the Daring Together Montréal-Nord plan. "Montréal-Nord deserves these kind of major investments in its infrastructures that will allow its population to flourish. These investments enable us to encourage young people to pursue their studies, to get involved in activities they enjoy and to become drivers of positive change in their neighbourhood. We are very proud to have contributed, in partnership with the Centre de services scolaires de la Pointe-de-l'Île and the borough of Montréal-Nord, to the redevelopment of the aquatic centre. The City of Montréal will continue to support local infrastructure, notably through the Ahuntsic-Cartierville-Montréal-Nord inter-borough library project, soon to open its doors to the community" said Valérie Plante, Mayor of the City of Montréal.

"The development of this aquatic centre is the result of an exceptional collaboration between the borough of Montréal-Nord and the City of Montréal. Our students and our education community now have access to quality facilities that will foster a sense of belonging and academic perseverance, in addition to contributing to the quality of life of all citizens," said Antoine El-Khoury, Director General of the CSSPI.

"Access to sports facilities is a major issue in Montreal North, and we are working hard on it. By developing and modernizing this centre, we have not only created a quality and safe sports space for students, but also improved our offering of aquatic services to a larger part of our population. Citizens now have access, all in one place, to an indoor pool that will be open year round as well as a wading pool and water games during the summer season. This is an excellent way to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all our citizens," said Christine Black, Mayor of Montréal-Nord.

Highlights of the project

The redevelopment of the aquatic centre has allowed for :

  • The addition of new outdoor aquatic facilities, including a wading pool for young children and water games;
  • Refurbishment of the swimming pool and diving boards;
  • The refurbishment of the locker rooms to allow for universal and multi-purpose use of the pool for students, teachers and swimmers alike;
  • Direct access to Henri-Bourassa Park.